Econo Lodge Coliseum Area
575 Clanton Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 523-0633
Fax: (704) 319-2120
575 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC, US, 28217
- Phone: (704) 523-0633
- Fax: (704) 319-2120
Bars & Cafes
Maybe the owners felt like they had to do homage to the fact that their restaurant is located in an old transmission shop and car wash. Or maybe they just like beer, bikes and BBQ -- it is, after all, their motto. Mac's Speed Shop is a not-so-intimidating biker bar, serving up good barbecue and micro-brew beer until late in the night. You can also stop in to watch the games; just make sure that if it's football, you're a Panthers fan.
Take a break from dieting and relish this steakhouse's exotic food. Fabulous dishes make up for the plain and drab interiors. Regulars will vouch for the huge chunks of beef in your meals. Ask for a wine, or beer to go along with your food, and enjoy the complete Beef & Bottle experience. Although not a fancy place, this restaurant remains crowded at all times due to its unpretentious attitude and delicious preparations. Reservations are a must.
Tyber Creek Pub has been a local favorite since 1999. Located in Charlotte’s South End district, this watering hole is popular among after-work crowds. The vibe here recreates that of a quintessential pub in Ireland, complete with imported beer and delicious grub. Catch the live game on their flat screen televisions or stop by for live music on Thursday nights through the weekend. This place also features a dancefloor upstairs.
Tupelo Honey Cafe is offering a new twist on traditional Southern cooking. Their menu offers an array of dishes that mix modern flavors with old Southern recipes, like a grass-fed beef meatloaf with rosemary tomato shallot gravy or catfish served over goat cheese grits. Best of all, all the dishes are cooked from scratch using farm-fresh produce and hormone-free meats. There's a full bar to give you something to sip while you enjoy your food, and a selection of decadent desserts to finish off your meal.
Known for its fine beer collection that touches 20 labels, The Liberty is a vibrant venue serving locals substantial pub fare that is a good accompaniment to the drinks. Angus beef, Fish & Chips and Hangar Steak are the regular orders here. People come to have a casual and relaxed meal, catching up with friends over the mugs of beer. The decor is inviting and the pleasant staff aids patrons to enjoy their meal.
Copper is yet another addition to Charlotte's Indian restaurants. So, fans of the cuisine can get more of chicken tikka, saag paneer, seafood vindaloo, and basmati rice. The place puts modern touches in the presentations and the ambience. Wines are available too. Chef Naveen alters dishes to placate fussy kids. Dinner chatter, Indian aromas, and wholesome preparations, make dining at Copper worth the effort.
Choose from a range of artisan cocktails, beers, martinis, champagne and flavored hookahs at Stache. One of the trendiest nightspots of the city, it has caught the imagination of locals with its savvy style and variety of libations. An ode to mustaches across generations, the Chaplin style, Trucker and Undercover Brother all find their way on the walls. Peppy 80s and jazz music splays across the venue, entertaining guests further.
So you've been promising your pals that you'll meet up soon, but never get around to it? Make it up to them by heading all in a cheerful bunch to In-Zone, and catch up over a few rounds of drinks. Find out who is doing what, and get the lowdown on what your high school crushes are upto lately! The bar has all you'll need to make a fun night of it—a relaxed ambience, a long list of alcoholic beverages, and pleasant service.
Dharma Lounge is an extravagant party destination for the hipsters of Charlotte. Foregoing the snobby VIP system, Dharma Lounge ensures everyone has fun. This enchanting mixture of music, art and entertainment is a popular venue for the local artists to showcase their talent. Also offering free yoga classes and organizing monthly charities, this ultra-modern nightclub is more than just a nightclub. The rustic décor here gives the place a very natural and organic feel.
Coffee lovers can get their daily caffeine fix at Dilworth Coffeehouse in the Kenilworth Shopping Center. You can sit down with a good book, or simply indulge in some people-watching while sipping on your latte. The coffee menu doesn't fail to impress -- if you want to try something different, go for the Providence House Decaf or Xtra Dark New Orleans. Teas, soft drinks and local bands also feature at the coffeehouse.
Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill sits just on the edge of the Dilworth district, offering fairly traditional American fare with a nod towards the Coen Brothers' classic "The Big Lebowski". The main area in which this theme comes through is the laid back, friendly atmosphere at Lebowski's, locals popping in regularly for the tasty food and diverse collection of craft brews. The menu goes through the general motions of casual American grill fare, featuring a scrumptious assortment of burgers, sandwiches and salads as well as comfort food platters. One distinguishing factor in these items is the weck roll, a variation on the salty Kaiser roll. Over 70 beers are available to pair with your food, many of the tap options sourced from North Carolina breweries. A relaxed place for an informal meal, Lebowski's is a great stop for something casual.
Garnering local attention and awards as soon as it opened in 2002, the Sole Spanish Grille has become the best area hangout for tapas, or small plates. If you're looking for something more filling, try one of the full-sized entrees; the steak and seafood are particularly noteworthy. The restaurant is also a good place to sample Spanish dairy, with various cheeses making appearances in the food, and a special dessert known as Tres Leches (three milks). Whatever the size of your appetite, be sure to give Sole a try.